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It's January 24; Good Morning Union

Kind words of correction are a greater blessing than empty words of flattery. ~Proverbs 28:23 (Randy Reed Paraphrased Version)

Randy came through again for me! He has an amazing way with Spirit-led words. As I journey on the road of intentionally and consciously following Jesus (aka Discipleship), I wrote yesterday about the need to allow and even bless the opportunities for spiritual growth that come in the tough times of life. Sometimes those “tough times” might just come from my friends or family.

It's January 23; Good Morning Union

“Count it all joy, my friends, when you meet various trials…”       James 1:2

OK, this is NOT an easy one for me. I was thinking about James 1 on my walk yesterday morning and asking God to give me texts that can continue guiding me in this GMU journey in the value of discipleship. And after that prayer the first text that came to mind was this one, and I’d already written GMU for yesterday so I prayed that it would stay with me until this morning so I can write about it! And it did!!

It's January 22; Good Morning Union

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,  casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

It's January 21; Good Morning Union

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:6-7  

It's January 17; Good Morning Union

"I urge you therefore, brethren, in view of God’s mercy, that you present your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. This is your spiritual act of worship.  Don’t be conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you can prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:1-2

It's January 16; Good Morning Union

"By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.” John 15:8

It's January 15; Good Morning Union

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35

On my Biblical journey in discipleship, I want to look for what specifically God’s word says about being a “follower of Jesus.” Last night as I was falling asleep and thinking about GMU this text came to mind and it came back again this morning. What an obvious yet logical place to begin. It doesn’t get much more basic than this.

It's January 14; Good Morning Unon

“All Scripture is God-breathed.”                2 Timothy 3:16

If I’m going to focus on discipleship- being a disciple, or follower, of Jesus then I better start with the most basic reference on how to accomplish that task. This is the first verse that came to mind as I started contemplating the process.

It's January 13; Good Morning Union

Welcome back, or welcome for the first time if you are just joining the UC family! Break was great, but seeing you all again will be even greater! A clean slate, for those who need it, and a continuation of good things for those who learned more last semester about time management and the discipline of setting priorities. I do pray that this semester will grow you even more- closer to God and to your goal of preparing to invest your gifts in the calling that He has/will give you. If you are new to Union then just a little explanation of this email.

It's December 18; Good Morning Union

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7,8

 

Last day of exams- first day of Christmas break!! J

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